Hey there everyone!
This is my first project for 2013 on the Paperhaus blog and I'm excited to share with you how I created this layout with my journaling in a circle.
I often want to do this, but it can be quite hard to do it by yourself with no boundaries, so I searched out different ways and found a pretty easy way on 2peas where you don't need any special software.
Here's my version of it using word....
Ok, so open a word document.
Then insert a 'shape'. If you're wanting your writing to be in a circle, then you'll need it to be a circle shape. Grin.
Format the shape (circle) so that it has no fill.
Next insert another shape. This time a text box over the circle.
And format it so there is no fill.
Now start writing in the text box inside the circle. Use the space bar to position your writing in the circle. You may need to add extra spaces to make it fit nicely.
Once you've finished writing, then format both shapes so that there are no visible lines.
What I then did is used a scalloped shape die from Spellbinders to cut my journaling out. With the layering I'd already created (also using Spellbinders dies) the journaling fits perfectly into the layout and becomes the feature of a very special LO.
Speaking of special, I wanted to also highlight the topic of this layout. It's not a 'happy' LO like so many we create, but is real life. A devastating day in our household just 10 days ago.
I think it's vital to incorporate the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between in my scrapbooking. So creating this type of LO where you journal a heartbreaking event for me, is just as important as the good times.
I know it's not always easy. In fact darn hard. And sometimes it might not be something you want to make a feature. But for my daughter Sarah this LO has become a way for her to remember that time and to really allow her to grieve for Toast.
To create this LO, I've used all Prima Products. I've also tried to convey the love that Sarah feels for Toast by using a few small wooden buttons hearts and some Say It In Crystal hearts.
Of course this technique could be used for any type of shape you'd like your journaling to be in. Just choose a different shape when you first start out.